Platform and Technology Track

Rich analytics capabilities, robust integration framework, a streamlined visual interface and enhanced web services are just some of the modules and functions explored in this track.

Rich analytics capabilities, robust integration framework, a streamlined visual interface and enhanced web services are just some of the modules and functions explored in this track.

Who Should Attend: Plex Champions, IT professionals, support staff, business analysts

Tuesday, April 26

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Web Services - Learn, Leverage and Implement (Advanced Session)

Robert Filiau, Director of Information Technology, Piston Group
Tim Sayn, Experienced Manager - Plex Consulting Practice, Baker Tilly


Unleash the power of web services to enhance Plex automation across the business enterprise. Learn how to take advantage of both legacy and modern services across the shop floor through operations incorporating other cloud services to extend Plex functionality.

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

IntelliPlex Fundamentals

Alexi Antonino, Product Manager, Plex
Matt Young, Senior Technical Lead, Plex


Easily turn data into visual insights with the IntelliPlex toolkit. In this session, we’ll explore IntelliPlex functionality to generate charts, maps and other visual tools from tabular reports. Learn how to represent your organization’s data in different views for unique role-based needs.

2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

IntelliPlex Analytic Applications: Where Strategic and Tactical Meets Art

Alexi Antonino, Product Manager, Plex
Matt Young, Senior Technical Lead, Plex


Rich analytics are now easier and faster than ever before with the power of the new IntelliPlex Analytic Applications. Learn how the new Apps provide metrics and key performance indicators (KPIs) right out of the box, saving countless hours of requirement gathering. This session will showcase best practices and uncover the art to creating readable and actionable portals.

2:30 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The A-Z Guide to Your Plex UX Transition

Jodi Hunt, Product Manager, Plex
Rehmann Rayani, Senior Director of Corporate Strategy, Plex


Join us as we discuss the release of the new user experience, Plex UX, and guide you through transition planning. Learn about the biggest interface changes and steps to prepare for a smooth UX transition, including: timelines, available tools, kicking off the implementation process and lessons learned from our early adopters. You'll leave with a "Transition to UX Checklist" to take back to your teams.

 

Wednesday, April 27

10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.

Plex Mobility (Advanced Session)

Mike Medwith, Senior Software Engineer, Plex
Barrie Vince, Senior Software Engineer, Plex


Come join us for the most up to date information regarding Plex mobile solutions including SmartPlex, plant floor devices and wearables. In this session, you'll see the latest devices in action, get updates on enhancements and explore the next generation of industrial wearables and augmented reality from the Plex Lab.  

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Maximizing Value with Business Intelligence in the Plex Manufacturing Cloud (Advanced Session)

Rob Cepek, IT Manager, EG Industries, Inc.
Pat Welsh, Practice Director, Manufacturing ERP Services, Revolution Group


Explore how to get the maximum value out of the Plex Manufacturing Cloud with meaningful analytics. Learn how EG Industries leverages VisionPlex to monitor and improve inventory levels on their plating line that runs 50 to 60 thousand parts per week. Hear how operators can pull information from the PLC-driven line to make decisions that impact the bottom line.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Extending Plex Using REST Integration Framework (Advanced Session)

Amit Joshi, Manager of Development Services, Revolution Group
Dan Knauss, Senior Product Manager, Plex


Application programming interfaces or APIs, are elevating connectivity across the IT landscape by allowing disparate systems to interact and share data across the organization. Learn about the Plex RESTful Integration Framework and its architecture. Hear insights on several customer case studies that highlight the custom integrations possible with the Plex Manufacturing Cloud.

 

Thursday, April 28

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Role-based Access Control in UX (Extended Breakout Advanced Session)

Biljana Grant, Product Manager, Plex
Nathan Holmes, Application Security Engineer, Plex


In this session, we will examine how role-based access control is implemented in Plex and how users are granted access to applications they need to perform their daily duties. We'll also review general best practices along with specific emphasis on how to transition security setup from classic to the new UX. 

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Plex UX VisionPlex: Forms and Other New Features (Extended Breakout Advanced Session)

Denny Early, Senior Software Engineer, Plex
Alexi Antonino, Product Manager, Plex



The new Plex UX also delivers the next generation VisionPlex, a revolutionary new visual interface that allows users to create custom forms quickly and easily. This session will showcase the new designer and the expression builder, a core new component of the VisionPlex building experience.